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David Craig

David Craig

Craig International

David Craig is the visionary president and CEO of Craig International and the founder of Craig Ranch. He and his company have played a significant role in the expansion of McKinney and sparking the Collin County economy for more than 30 years, most notably as the master developer behind Craig Ranch, a 2,200-acre business, retail, and residential community.

Stories by David Craig


David Craig: Veterans Memorial Park at Craig Ranch

At Craig Ranch, we strive to raise the bar on incorporating green spaces. Our largest park is the 30-acre Rowlett Creek Park. But the one I am the most proud of is Veterans Memorial Park, which will open on Veteran's Day this year—11-11-11.

David Craig: How We Won Traxxas

Seeing the ground breaking where the new Traxxas headquarters will take shape over the next year brings to mind how hard we fought to bring the company to Craig Ranch. It was the combination of incentives by the City of McKinney, the Economic Development Commission, and Craig Ranch that ultimately made this deal happen.

David Craig: Getting Creative to Get Deals Done

Every developer that expects to survive in this current economy will need to learn how to reinvent itself. That includes being creative in negotiating extensions and new terms with your lender base, as well as bringing in new partners.
Commercial Real Estate

David Craig: What Relocating Companies Look For

With the economy on the mend, 2011 looks to be a big year for corporate relocations. It’s no secret that Texas has always courted business owners. With its friendly pro-business tax laws and job creation that has outperformed the rest of the country, there is a renewed interest in the state. That means increased competition between North Texas cities for relocations, job creation and tax dollars.